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Explain why, in redox reactions, the total increase in the oxidation numbers of the oxidized elements must equal the total decrease in the oxidation numbers of the reduced elements.

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    In order for an electron to donate an electron, it must have a receptacle (a place to put it). So there must be an equal number of spaces to hold the electrons donated by a donor.

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    Redox rections would have heart attacks of low pressure (in bloodsystem) if left alone

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